In a neighborhood that has long prided itself on its locally owned shops, residents and business owners are once again forced to consider what happens when chains move in - or if they can stop them.
The Boston Licensing Board today deferred requests that would have allowed a new Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue and and let an existing Dominican restaurant expand its alcohol selections.
The board also deferred action on a request for a new all-alcohol license for a proposed restaurant in Roslindale Square.
All three had requested one of the 25 new licenses the legislature gave the city in... Read more
Roslindale Square's first major development in years is beginning to take shape on Washington Street, where workers are constructing a building with 43 apartments that will wrap around the old trolley substation - which will itself be rehabbed and turned into a restaurant.
Two 17-year-olds, one from Roslindale and one from Jamaica Plain, are expected to be arraigned Friday on charges of breaking and entering at night with intent to commit a felony, larceny from a building, and malicious destruction of property following a vandalism spree at the Irving that police say left ten classrooms heavily damaged, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.... Read more
The Ward 19 Democratic Committee will meet Monday, July 7, at 7:30 PM at the Roslindale Community Center in Roslindale Village. The Committee welcomes any voters registered as Democrats in Ward 19 who are interested in participating in Committee events, and contributing to our mission, to attend our meetings.
The Roslindale Community Center is at 6 Cummins Highway, and is accessible by bus from... Read more
The weather cleared quite nicely for today's Roslindale Day parade. As crowds lined Belgrade Avenue and South Street in the newly emerged sun, marching bands marched, cute little kids did cute little things and clowns, giant furry animals and politicians competed to see who could shake the most hands.
Members of Boston Latin School's Junior Classical League took turns in the chariot and offered up... Read more
UPDATE, Sunday morning: A BPS spokesman says school will open on a regular schedule tomorrow. BPS teams are currently assessing the cost of fixing the damage, he says, adding he does not yet know if the alleged vandals were Irving students.
A Roslindale man only back in the neighborhood for a year after finishing a federal sentence as a pot dealer was arrested yesterday afternoon on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
Derna's at 753 South St., where regulars can pour their own coffee, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking an all-alcohol license and permission to stay open until 1 a.m. and open a patio.
Stephen Judge, owner of Delfino, across the street, bought Derna's and the adjoining Minerva's Owl space earlier this year. Under his proposal, Derna's would expand into the former clothing... Read more
Peter Gelzinis reports from the sentencing of Richel Nova's three killers, where his daughters had their say.
A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Alexander Gallet and Michel St. Jean of first-degree murder for the stabbing death of Richel Nova in an abandoned Hyde Park Avenue house in 2010, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The jury rejected an argument by Gallet's lawyer that his client wasn't quite the vermin the DA had portrayed him as - yes, he... Read more
Roslindale Village Main Street reports Petco is looking at space in the square for one of its smaller Unleashed by Petco stores.
As you know, in the past, the community has expressed concern over national chains moving into Roslindale Village. Those concerns often centered around a desire to retain small, locally-owned, independent shops over national chains, as well as general concerns over increased congestion,... Read more
Boston Fireman reports a fire broke out around 7:30 p.m. at 79 Wellsmere Rd.
If you have lost your hydrant, please feel free to pick it up at Fallon field.
This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain
Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were... Read more
Katerina's, where Walworth and Beech streets came together at Washington, is gone tonight, its place taken by a backhoe whose operators have been busy the past couple of months digging a large hole in the ground behind it.
The Boston Licensing Board figured out yesterday it had no beer-and-wine licenses to offer to Seven Star Street Bistro, which is expanding from one table to 16 on Belgrade Avenue.
Seven Star had hoped to obtain a beer-and-wine license under a new state law that expands the number of licenses available in Boston, but the law is geared toward several specific neighborhoods and "main street"... Read more